Monday, December 27, 2010

Pride & Prejudice

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

It's one of the best-known and most-oft quoted (and parodied) first lines in literature, and it comes from our next joint reading project, Pride & Prejudice, which kicks off on Saturday, January 1st.

Austen herself is making a sly reference to one of her own literary icons, Dr. Samuel Johnson, who in an article in The Rambler (#115) wrote, "I was known to possess a fortune, and to want a wife."

I hope many of you will join me in the reading of Pride & Prejudice!


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